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Secretary-1 Lt-Gen Thein Sein welcomes Member of the State Council


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       Volume XIV, Number 316                                         11th Waxing of Taboung 1368 ME                                      Monday, 26 February, 2007

               Four political objectives                               Four economic objectives                                  Four social objectives
                                                          * Development of agriculture as the base and all-round             * Uplift of the morale and morality of
            * Stability of the State, community peace
                                                            development of other sectors of the economy as well                the entire nation
              and tranquillity, prevalence of law and
                                                          * Proper evolution of the market-oriented economic                 * Uplift of national prestige and integ-
                                                            system                                                             rity and preservation and safeguard-
            * National reconsolidation
                                                          * Development of the economy inviting participation in               ing of cultural heritage and national
            * Emergence of a new enduring State
                                                            terms of technical know-how and investments from                   character
                                                            sources inside the country and abroad                            * Uplift of dynamism of patriotic spirit
            * Building of a new modern developed          * The initiative to shape the national economy must be kept
              nation in accord with the new State                                                                            * Uplift of health, fitness and education
                                                            in the hands of the State and the national peoples                 standards of the entire nation

               Secretary-1 Lt-Gen Thein Sein
               welcomes Member of the State
            Council of People’s Republic of China
               NAY PYI TAW, 25      by Secretary-1 of the      was accompanied by
       Feb — At the invitation      State Peace and Devel-     Deputy Secretary-Gen-
       of Secretary-1 of the        opment Council Lt-Gen      eral of the State Council
       State Peace and Devel-       Thein Sein, Minister       Mr Xiang Zhaolun,
       opment Council of the        for Foreign Affairs U      Deputy Foreign Minis-
       Union of Myanmar Lt-         Nyan Win, Deputy           ter Mr Wu Dawel, Vice
       Gen Thein Sein, a good-      Minister for Construc-     Minister of the Public
       will delegation led by       tion U Tint Swe, Direc-    Security Mr Zhang
       Member of the State          tor-General Col Kyaw       Xingeng, Vice Gover-
       Council Mr Tang Jiaxuan      Kyaw Win of the State      nor of Yunnan Province
       of the People’s Republic     Peace and Develop-         Mr Liu Ping, Assistant
       of China arrived here by     ment Council Office,       Minister Mr Chen Jian
       special flight at 2 pm to-   officials of the Minis-    of the Ministry of Com-
       day to pay a working visit   try of Foreign Affairs     merce and officials.
       to the Union of              and Ambassador of the               Member of the
       Myanmar.                     People’s Republic of       State Council Mr Tang
               The         State    China to the Union of      Jiaxuan and party pro-
       Council member and           Myanmar Mr Guan Mu.        ceeded to Nay Pyi Taw
       party were welcomed at               The Member of      Hotel Zone by car.
       Nay Pyi Taw Airport          the State Council of PRC                       MNA           Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council
                                                                                             Lt-Gen Thein Sein greets Mr Tang Jiaxuan, Member of the State
                                                                                           Council of the People’s Republic of China, at Nay Pyi Taw Airport.—MNA

                 The socio-economic life of the people has                                     WEATHER FORECAST FOR 26-2-2007
            improved as agricultural work gains success.                                           Nay Pyi Taw and neighbouring areas
            The hydro-electric power projects are being                                                              Generally fair weather.
            implemented for distribution of power na-
            tionwide. With the early completion of the                                                    Yangon and neighbouring areas
            hydro-electric power projects the people will                                                                 Fair weather.
            surely enjoy the benefits of the projects as
            early as possible.                                                                          Mandalay and neighbouring areas
        PAGE 2                                                      PERSPECTIVES
                                                                                                                      Generally fair weather.

             Emergence of the State Constitution is the duty of all citizens of Myanmar Naing-Ngan.

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            PERSPECTIVES                                                                            People’s Desire
                   Monday, 26 February, 2007                         *   Oppose those relying on external elements, acting as stooges, holding negative views
                                                                     *   Oppose those trying to jeopardize stability of the State and progress of the nation
        Hydro-electric power projects                                *   Oppose foreign nations interfering in internal affairs of the State
        for benefits of the people                                   *   Crush all internal and external destructive elements as the common enemy
               The government exploiting abundant water
        resources is implementing hydro-electric power                       MPBSSMA holds
        projects with all possible means to satisfy the
        power needs.
                                                                             annual meeting
               In the Sittoung River Basin hydro-electric                YANGON, 24 Feb —         first extended greetings.
        power projects the government is undertaking                 The 14th annual meeting           In accord with the
        power projects, namely, Kun, Yenwe, Khabaung,                of Myanmar Pulses, Beans     Four Economic Objec-
        Pyu, Shwegyin, Bawgata, Thaukyaykhat,                        and Sesame Seeds Mer-        tives, the State were ren-
        Paunglaung, Upper Paunglaung and Nancho                      chants Association was       dering assistance to the
        projects. On completion of all these projects, they          held at Union of Myanmar     farmers. The merchants
        can generate 990 megawatts. Among them, Yenwe                Federation of Chambers of    also should strive to bal-
        and Paunglaung hydro-electric power projects                 Commerce and Industry        ance common interest and
        have been completed.                                         Office Tower on Minye        self interest in crops pro-
               The 140-megawatt Upper Paunglaung hy-                 Kyawswa Road in              duction, said the minister.
        dro-electric power project, one of the Sittoung              Lanmadaw Township this            U Win Myint, Presi-
        River Basin hydro-electric power projects, is un-            morning.                     dent of UMFCCI also spoke           Commander of Yangon Command Maj-Gen
        der construction. It is being built on Paunglaung                Minister for Com-        on the occasion and                    Hla Htay Win accepts cash donated by
        River, 15 miles from Paunglaung hydro-electric               merce Brig-Gen Tin           resourse persons read out
                                                                                                                                      wellwisher at 13th Annual Meeting of Union
        power station which is in operation.                         Naing Thein attended the     papers. The meeting ended
                                                                     meeting and made a           with the concluding remark
                                                                                                                                        of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of
               Senior General Than Shwe and high-rank-
                                                                     speech. Chairman of the      by the minister.                       Commerce and Industry on Saturday.
        ing officials inspected the site of the Upper
                                                                     association U Tun Aung                             MNA                   (News reported) — UMFCCI
        Paunglaung hydro-electric power project in
        Pyinmana the other day. During his inspection
        tour, Senior General Than Shwe gave guidance                     Minister inspects construction of DaikU-
        that the nation possessed technology and experi-
        ences in implementing national development
                                                                                Myitkyo-Sittoung railroad
        projects including hydro-electric power projects.
        It is necessary to find out better technology for
        completion of the projects as soon as possible, he
               He said innovations, endeavours, goodwill
        and correct concept of the government can con-
        tribute to the early completion of the projects. If
        the Paunglaung projects and other related ones
        are implemented simultaneously with strenuous
        efforts, they will be completed ahead of schedule,
        he pointed out. The 40-megawatt Nancho hydro-
        electric power project is also being implemented              Minister for Rail Transportation Maj-Gen Aung Min views production of concrete sleepers at
        on Nancho Creek, 16 miles east of Pyinmana. The                                           Sleeper Factory in Pyundaza. — MR
        government has been building hydro-electric                      NAY PYI TAW, 25 Feb      on production target and
        power projects and dams utilizing water and land             — Minister for Rail Trans-   stockpile of raw materi-            Ayeyawady Division Medical
        resources beneficially.                                      portation Maj-Gen Aung       als. The minister gave in-
               The socio-economic life of the people has             Min and Deputy Minister      structions on exceeding              Conference on 22 March
        improved as agricultural work gains success.                 U Pe Than inspected the      the target and production                 YANGON, 25 Feb — Under the aegis of Myanmar
        The hydro-electric power projects are being im-              pre-stressed concrete        of quality sleepers.               Medical Association (Pathein Branch), the 6th
        plemented for distribution of power nationwide.              sleeper factory in                The factory was built         Ayeyawady Division Medical Conference, the open-
        With the early completion of the hydro-electric              Pyundaza yesterday.          in September 2003 and
                                                                                                                                     ing of a new building of MMA (Pathein Branch) and
        power projects the people will surely enjoy the                  Factory Manager U        started operation on 6 June
        benefits of the projects as early as possible.                                                                               the medicine and medical equipment exhibition will be
                                                                     Myo Htwe Win reported        2004. It produces 300 sleep-
                                                                                                                                     held on 22 and 23 March at the new building in Pathein.
                                                                                                  ers a day. The minister and
       Cycling Race continues for Yangon-Pyay-                                                    party proceeded to Sittoung        Talks on latest therapies and paper-reading session
                                                                                                                                     will be held.
                 Mandalay-Yangon                                                                  DaikU railroad project site               Doctors are invited to attend the conference. For
              YANGON, 25 Feb —               The race was            20,000 to Aung Myo Naing     where Project Engineer U           detailed information, contact Chairman of the branch
       The Yangon-Pyay-Man-          launched by Chairman of         (Maxxis), second, and Di-    Zaw Min Oo reported on             orthopedist Dr Kyi Pe (Ph: 042-24292) and secretary
       dalay-Yangon 1000-mile        Nyaunglebin Township            rector-General U Thaung      construction of railroad sec-      orthopedist Dr Soe Lin (Ph: 042-25235).
       men’s cycling race organ-     PDC U Khin Win. The cy-         Htaik of Sports and Physi-   tion and bridges.—MNA                                                                MNA
       ized by Myanmar Cycling       clists arrived at the finish-   cal Education Department
       Federation under the ae-      ing line in Htaukkyant of       K 30,000 and a yellow suit        Dry Day inspection teams supervised
       gis of Myanmar Olympic        Mingaladon Township at          to Thet Naing Oo (Finance            YANGON, 25 Feb             dry day inspection teams      day pass, driver’s licence,
       Committee and Ministry        10 am. Vice-President of        and Revenue), first.         — Chairman of Dry Day              checking vehicles of          wheel tax and wearing of
       of Sports continued its       MCF U Moe Kyaw Thu                     Patron of Shwe        Supervisory Committee              Tatmadaw and depart-          uniforms at the main points
       competition in front of Ir-   presented K10,000 to Tun        Thanlwin Co Daw Ni also      Yangon Station Com-                ments at the main points of   of Yangon from 7 am to 5
       rigation Department of        Tun (Maxxis) who stood          awarded cash rewards to      mander Brig-Gen Myint              Yangon this morning and       pm. They took action
       Nyaunglebin Township at       third in the race, President    the winners.                 Soe together with depart-          evening. The dry day in-      against those who violated
       6 am yesterday.               of MCF U Kyaw Win K                                  MNA     mental heads supervised            spection teams checked dry    the traffic rules.—MNA

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            INTERNATIONAL                                                      NEWS                                         Tut\kun\N˙s\S tiu;®mHc\.Âk

                Pakistan test fires
            long-range ballistic missile
           ISLAMABAD, 24 Feb — Pakistan successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable,
       surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometres (1,250
       miles) on Friday, the military said.
           The test was witnessed went to war for a fourth various land based
       by the chairman of the joint time in 2002 but their strategic missile systems,”
       chiefs of staff committee, relations have improved the military statement
       General Ehsan ul Haq, who since they embarked on a said.
       described it as an important peace process in 2004.             Foreign ministers of
       milestone in Pakistan’s         “The missile test was Pakistan and India met in
       quest to sustain strategic part of continuous process New Delhi on Wednesday
       balance in South Asia.       of validation and techni- and signed an accord to
           “Pakistan’s strategy of cal improvement which reduce risks of accidents
       credible minimum deter- Pakistan follows to con- linked to their nuclear
       rence was fully in place and solidate and verify its arsenals.—MNA/Reuters
       was a guarantee of peace in                                                                                                          Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (R) takes part in
       the region,” he said in a          US pilotless aircraft crashes                                                                      the wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the
       military statement.                                                                                                                  Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin walls in central
           The Hatf VI is a two-               in E Afghanistan                                                                                   Moscow, on 23 Feb, 2007. —XINHUA
       stage solid fuel missile        KABUL, 24 Feb — A US capital, said the statement                 efforts have begun and no
       which can carry nuclear and pilotless aircraft crashed due issued by the US Central              further information is                 Two killed in light plane
       conventional warheads to mechanical failure on Command Air Force.                                available at this moment, said
       with high accuracy. An Friday in Nangarhar Pro-                “Initial indications are          the statement.
                                                                                                                                                 crash in Australia
       advanced version has a vince of eastern Afghanistan, that the crash was due to                       The MQ-1 Predator is a              CANBERRA, 24 Feb — Two people have been
       potential range of 2,500 a military statement said.        mechanical failure,” it               medium-altitude, long-              killed when a light plane crash-landed into a paddock
       kilometres (1,560 miles).        The MQ-1 Predator said, adding "there is no                     endurance, remotely con-            Friday afternoon in the south-east of Melbourne,
            Pakistan conducted unmanned aircraft, which indication the Predator                         trolled aircraft.                   capital of Australia’s state of Victoria.
       nuclear weapons tests in belonged to the US-led was fired upon.”                                      A coalition Chinook                The plane caught fire after it crashed and two
       1998, days after its coalition troops, crashed at             The Predatorcrashed into           helicopter crashed in eastern       people were confirmed dead, a Country Fire
       neighbour and old rival, about 1:00 pm local time a remote and unpopulated                       Afghanistan on 18 February,         Authority spokeswoman said.“The cause of the crash
       India, conducted similar (0830 GMT) some 100 area with no injuries to                            killing eight soldiers              is unknown,” said the spokeswoman.
       tests.                       kilometres northeast of people or damage to property                on board and injuring 14                “The fire is now out and police are investigating
          The two countries nearly Jalalabad City, the provincial on the ground. Recovery               others.—MNA/Xinhua                  the crash,” she said. — MNA/Xinhua

              Thousands join anti-war march in central London
               LONDON, 24 Nov —          banners marched from               Defence Secretary Des       withdrawn from Iraq, but
            Thousands of people          Hyde Park to fill Trafalgar     Browne is poised to            there are more in
            demonstrated in central      Square for a rally featuring    announce Monday that up        Afghanistan.”
            London on Saturday           politicians, entertainers and   to 1,000 more troops will be      Parliament is due to vote
            calling for British troops   the families of some of the     heading to Afghanistan.        in March on whether to
            to be pulled out of Iraq,    132 British soldiers who           Lindsey German, of          support Blair’s plans to
            the largest such protest     have died since the 2003        march organizers Stop The      modernise the Trident
            for several years.           invasion.                       War Coalition, said that       missile at a cost of about 25
               Protestors brandishing       Prime Minister Tony          marchers were also opposed     billion pounds (37 billion
                                         Blair announced Wednes-         to plans to replace the        euros, 46 billion dollars).
              Protesters march                                                                             The current deterrent
                                         day that the number of          Trident nuclear deterrent.
               during the ‘No                                                                           consists of four Trident-
                                         British troops in Iraq would       “We know that many
             Trident, Troops Out                                                                        bearing submarines, one of
                   of Iraq’              be cut by 1,600 to 5,500 in     people are coming to the
                                         the next couple of months,      view that the government is    which is always on patrol.
              demonstration in
                                         with further reductions         addicted to war,” she added.      While Stop The War
             London on 24 Feb,
                                         likely later in the year.          “There could be some        claimed that 100,000
              2007. —INTERNET
                                                                                                        people were on the march,
                                                                                                        London’s Metropolitan
                                                                                                        Police put the figure at
                                                                                                        10,000. In February 2003,
                                                                                                        at least 750,000 people
                                                                                                        marched through London
                                                                                                        expressing opposition to
                                                                                                        military action against Iraq.
                                                                                                           On Thursday, it was
                                                                                                        revealed that Prince Harry,
                                                                                                        grandson of Queen
                                                                                                        Elizabeth II, is to serve in
                                                                                                        Iraq with his army regiment.        Thousands of anti-war protesters march through
                                                                                                                             Internet        central London, on 24 Feb, 2007. —INTERNET

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              Drugs help smokers quit,                                                                                      sk\mOs∑m\;Aa; eKt\ek¥a\lWa;
                even if not first time
         WASHINGTON, 24 Feb —          others when they used the      Chantix is designed to
       Smokers who use pills to        drugs.                         block nicotine in the
       try to kick the habit should      Varenicline, marketed        brain.
       keep trying, even if the        as Chantix by Pfizer and         Gonzales and col-
       drugs do not work at first,     bupropion, marketed as         leagues evaluated Chantix
       a US researcher advised         Zyban or Wellbutrin by         versus Zyban in more than
       on Saturday.                    GlaxoSmithKline, can           1,000 smokers from June
         It can take several weeks     both help smokers quit         2003 to April 2005 and
       for many people to fully        and are licensed for that      found Chantix worked
       wean themselves off             use. Zyban is an               better to help people quit.
       tobacco, the researcher at      antidepressant       and                         Internet
       Oregon Health & Science
       University said in a
         “Our recent analysis
       shows smokers and
       clinicians should not be
       discouraged when total
                                                                                                          Indian folk dancers
       abstinence is not achieved
       in the first weeks of
                                                                                                           perform during the                     Chadian PM dies
                                                                                                         festival of gardens in
       treatment with smoking
       cessation medications,”
                                                                                                          the northern Indian                     in Paris hospital
                                                                                                         city of Chandigarh on                 PARIS, 24 Feb — Chadian Prime Minister Pascal
       said David Gonzales,
                                                                                                           24 Feb, 2007. The                 Yoadimnadji died of cerebral hemorrhage in the
       director of the university’s
                                                                                                           festival runs in the              night between Thursday and Friday in Paris where
       smoking cessation centre.
                                                                                                           month of February                 he had been hospitalized with a cardiovascular
         Gonzales presented his
                                                                                                          every year for three               problem, Chadian Ambassador to France Moukhtar
       work at a meeting of the
                                                                                                            days and includes                Wawa Dahab announced on Friday morning.
       Society for Research on
                                                                                                            flower shows and                     Yoadimnadji, 56, was airlifted to France on
       Nicotine and Tobacco in
                                                                                                            music and dance                  Wednesday after having a cardiovascular accident.
       Austin, Texas.
                                                                                                              performances.                     “The Prime Minister passed away at 00:44 (2344
         Gonzales and col-
                                                                                                                 INTERNET                    GMT)” in the Val-de-Grace military hospital in
       leagues have been
       studying how well the                                                                                                                 Paris, The ambassador said.
                                                                                                        Folk artists perform a                  The body of Yoadimnadji will be transported to
       drugs Chantix or Zyban
                                                                                                        puppet show in a park                Chad, but the date is yet to be determined as people
       work, and published one
                                                                                                        in Lanzhou, northwest                are preparing administrative documents, according
       study last year. They
                                                                                                            China’s Gansu                    to the ambassador.— MNA/Xinhua
       analyzed this and another
                                                                                                         Province, on 23 Feb,
       study to see if it took some
       people longer to quit than
                                                                                                           2007. — XINHUA
                                                                                                                                             Three US soldiers killed in
            Balls used to plug Java mud flow                                                                                                  Iraq’s Anbar Province
                                                                                                                                               BAGHDAD, 24 Feb — Three US soldiers were killed
         L ONDON , 24 Feb—             chain-linked spheres were      by gas drilling, but the gas      estimated 13,000 people.             in combat on Thursday in Iraq's volatile western
       Indonesian engineers have       dropped into the crater, but   company blames an                     Experts warn the torrent         Anbar Province, the US military said in a statement
       lowered the first series of     technical problems halted      earthquake. The geyser            could continue for months,           on Friday. It gave no details of the incident, but
       concrete balls into a mud       work at the East Java site.    began spouting the noxious        if not years, to come. The           Anbar is the main stronghold of Sunni Arab insurgents
       volcano to try to plug an         Workers plan to drop         muck nine months ago at a         Indonesian government has            fighting US forces and the Shiite-led government of
       eruption which has              1,500 balls, each weighing     gas drilling site in East Java.   been working to halt the             Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. It is the deadliest
       destroyed thousands of          up to 250kgs (500lbs).           It has since buried             mud with a network of dams           region in Iraq for American troops.
       homes.                          Some scientists say the mud    factories and thousands of        and by channelling some of              Thursday's deaths brought to 3,154 the number of
         At least four of the giant,   geyser was likely triggered    homes, and displaced an           it into the sea, but with little     American soldiers killed in Iraq since the US-led
                                                                                                        success so far.                      invasion in 2003. Seventy soldiers have died so far
                                                                                                            A team of geologists and         this month.—MNA/Reuters
                                                                                                        engineers hope the plan,
                                                                                                        believed to have never been
                                                                                                        tried before, will reduce the
                                                                                                                                                  Moderate quake hits
                                                                                                        amount of mud flowing
                                                                                                        from the site by up to 70%.
                                                                                                                                                   western Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                JAKARTA, 24 Feb — A moderate earthquake with
                                                                                                            Each 1.5m-long metal
                                                                                                                                             magnitude of 5.6 hit western part of Indonesia on
                                                                                                        chain has four concrete balls
                                                                                                                                             Friday, no casualty or damages reported, Indonesian
                                                                                                        suspended from it; two with
                                                                                                                                             Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said here.
                                                                                                        a 40cm (16 inch) diametre
                                                                                                                                                The quake struck at 14:55 Jakarta time (0755GMT)
                                                                                                        and two with a 20cm
                                                                                                                                             with epicentre 183 kilometres northeast Tanjung
                                                                                                                                             Pinang of Riau Kepulauan Province and at 289
                                                                                                            The team had planned to
                                                                                                                                             kilometres under sea bed, an official of the agency
                                                                                                        begin slowly, dropping five
                                                                                                                                             told Xinhua.Indonesian is laid on a vulnerable quake
                                                                                                        to 10 chains on the first day,
          Residents from Loreto’s village travel in a boat heading a farm to rescue                                                          hit zone that called “the Pacific Rim of Fire,” where
                                                                                                        then increasing the number
        cattle trapped there after the area was flooded because of heavy rains due to                                                        continental plates meet causing frequent seismic and
                                                                                                        until they insert up to 50
          El Nino Phenomenon in El Beni, Bolivia, on 23 Feb, 2007.— INTERNET                                                                 volcanic activity. — MNA/Xinhua
                                                                                                        chains per day. — Internet

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             E C O N O M I C N E W S

            Chinese Health Ministry
             bans US-made peanut
                butter brands
         BEIJING, 24 Feb — China’s Ministry of Health (MOH) on Friday night
      issued a circular requiring consumers and food dealers not to eat and sell two
      brands of peanut butter made in the United States.
          The MOH was notified        The MOH required diarrhoea.
      by the World Health customers should not buy                 The ministry ordered
      Organization (WHO) that the two brands of peanut the Chinese agents of the
      the US-made peanut butter butter and suggested they two brands to immediately
      branded “Peter Pan” and see doctors and voluntarily recall the products. It also
      “Great Value” may be report their symptoms to ordered food dealers to An exhibitor arranges coffee beans on a stall at the India International Coffee Festival
      contaminated          with health authorities as soon stop selling the peanut 2007 in Bangalore, India, on 24 Feb, 2007. About 600 delegates representing the global
      Salmonella and may as possible if getting butter.                                    coffee industry are participating in the three-day international conference which also
      have a possible link to fever, abdominal pain or                       MNA/Xinhua         offers skill building workshops for coffee industry professionals.—INTERNET
        the foodborne illness
      salmonella which has                                                                                                         Indonesia, Iran to buy
      broken out in the United
      States.                                                                                                                     600,000 tons of Thai rice
           The two brands of                                                                                                  BANGKOK, 24 Feb — Thailand is moving closer to its
      peanut butter have been                                                                                             target of selling 1 million tons of rice on a government-to-
      imported to China,                                                                                                  government basis as Indonesia and Iran want to buy
      according to the min-                                                                                               600,000 tons of Thai rice, Thai Deputy Commerce Minister
      istry.                                                                                                              Oranuch Osathanond said on Friday.
          The MOH said all the                                                                                                 Oranuch made the statement after meeting
      imported “Peter Pan” and                                                                                            representatives of Indonesia's Bureau of Logistics
      “Great Value” peanut                                                                                                (BULOG), a government-owned company dealing with
      butter were produced after                                                                                          food quality and price control.
      May 2006 with product                                                                                                  BULOG said they want to purchase 200,000 to 300,000
      code 2111 printed on the                                                                                            tons of Thai rice. Price and other details will be discussed
      lid.                                                                                                                later, Oranuch was quoted by Thai News Agency as
                                                                                           A Pakistan International saying. She added that Indonesia is likely to buy more rice
       Vietnam-Cambodia trade to post                                                      Airlines (PIA) plane from Thailand because their actual demand for rice in
                                                                                           prepares to takeoff from 2007 is expected to exceed 1 million tons. To meet the
                                                                                           Islamabad airport in great demand, Jakarta must buy rice from other exporting
         27% annual growth by 2010                                                         Islamabad on 24 Feb, countries.
          HANOI, 24 Febr— Trade        Vietnam, the 4th minerals, and agricultural, 2007. PIA is considering                  Oranuch also revealed that the Iranian Government is
      between Vietnam and biggest exporter of forestry and fishery                         leasing passenger planes interested in buying 380,000 tons of rice from Thailand
      Cambodia is expected to Cambodia, is expected to products are expected to and crew due to a looming on a government-to-government basis. Price negotiation
      annually rise 27 per cent to increase the export respectively stand at 55 European Union ban on and detailed discussions are currently underway.
      2.45 billion US dollars in percentage of industrial per cent, 37 per cent and 8 more than three-quarters                The orders from the two countries totals 600,000 tons,
      2010, according to a local products to the neighbour per cent in 2010, and 63        of its ageing fleet over close to the government's target of selling
                                                                                           safety concerns, PIA 1 million tons on a government-to-government basis.
      trade agency on Friday.      country, while decreasing per cent, 29.5 per cent and
                                                                                           officials said.—INTERNET                                                       MNA/Xinhua
           Of the total trade, that of fuels and minerals, 7.5 per cent in 2015.
      Vietnam is expected to and maintaining that of                For imports, the             UAE, India to sign deal on food processing cooperation
      export goods worth some agricultural, forestry and country is set to import
                                                                                               ABU DHABI, 24 Feb — reached during talks be held to finalize a
      1.9 billion dollars to the fishery products, and mostly semi-processed
                                                                                           The United Arab Emirates between the UAE Minister memorandum of under-
      foreign country, said the foodstuffs.                    agricultural, forestry and
                                                                                           (UAE) and India have of State for Finance and standing (MOU) in this
      Export and Import                Specifically, the fishery products from
                                                                                           agreed to cooperate in Industry Mohammad regard, said the report,
      Department under the export percentages of Cambodia.
                                                                                           food processing and Khalfan bin Kharbash and adding both sides agreed
      Trade Ministry.              industrial items, fuels and               MNA/Xinhua
                                                                                           investment, local daily visiting Indian Minister that there was great scope
                                                                                           Gulf News reported on for Food Processing for cooperation between
                                                               The Canon PIXMA             Friday.                        Subodh Kant Sahay.               the two countries.
                                                               iP90v Photo Printer              The agreement was              Additional talks will                      MNA/Xinhua
                                                               empowers           mobile
                                                               professionals with the           Victorian Govt considers tougher water restrictions in Vic
                                                               ability to print high          SYDNEY, 25 Feb —The Victorian Government has confirmed if rainfall stays below
                                                               quality photos or crisp average, stage four water restrictions are likely to come into effect on 1 May.
                                                               text on the go. Compact        Water storages are at 34.5 per cent of capacity, with the trigger for stage four
                                                               and stylish, the iP90v fits restrictions is 29.3 per cent.
                                                               easily in briefcases and       The tougher restrictions would ban all lawn and garden watering, washing of cars and
                                                               carry on bags, and has      watering sportsgrounds, except for professional clubs.
                                                               an estimated selling           Meanwhile, the State Government is undertaking a feasibility study to determine
                                                                   price of $249.99.       whether storm water taken from Dights Falls on the Yarra River, could be used to boost
                                                                        INTERNET           Melbourne's drinking water supplies.
                                                                                              The study is due to be completed by the end of the year.—Internet

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      6 THE NEW LIGHT OF MYANMAR Monday, 26 February, 2007

               China’s text message writers earn
              more profits during Spring Festival
               BEIJING, 24 Feb — Chinese mobile phone users’ text-message sending
       spree during Spring Festival made message writer a lucrative profession in the
                It was estimated was downloaded. A said a text message writer
       by China’s top two mobile phone user was surnamed Chen.
       t e l e c o m m u n i c a t i o n s charged 10 cents for           The development of
       operators, China Mobile sending a text message.                the telecommunication
       and China Unicom, that                   In the past week,
                                                                      industry also requires that
       Chinese people would some productive text
                                                                      message writers have
       send more than 14 billion message writers earned
       greeting text messages more than 10,000 yuan basic training in art and
       during the week-long (1,280 US dollars), music to produce multi-
       Spring Festival holiday. equivalent to their average media messages, said                    In this photo released by Baptist Health South Florida, Sonia Taylor and her
                The figure meant monthly income, ac- Chen, who started to write                       baby Amillia, centre, pose with the neonatal intensive care staff at Baptist
       excellent income for cording to an employee of for message providing                          Children’s Hospital in Miami on 21 Feb, 2007. Amillia Sonia Taylor, who
       professional message China Mobile.                             websites three years ago.      weighed less than 10 ounces when she was born last October, was released
       writers who wrote for                    Subscribers want                   MNA/Xinhua                        from the hospital on Wednesday. —INTERNET
       websites that provided cute, ingenious messages
       downloading services to to extend greetings and
       cute message seekers.               bring joy and fun to their
                                                                                                                                      US soldier sentenced to 100
              The writer could reap friends, so message
       one cent for each sending writers must have a good
                                                                                                                                       years for rape, murder
       after his or her message command of the language,                                                                                    F ORT C AMPBELL          Henley, the military judge,
                                                                                                                                     (Kentucky), 24 Feb — A          found Cortez guilty of
            Car bomb hits US patrol,                                                                                                 US soldier who pleaded          conspiracy to commit rape,
                                                                                                                                     guilty to raping and            four counts of felony
               mortar rounds kill                                                                                                    murdering a 14-year-old         murder, rape, housebrea-
                                                                                                                                     Iraqi girl and killing her      king and violating a general
              civilians in Baghdad                                                                                                   family was sentenced to         order. Under terms of his
          BAGHDAD, 23 Feb —          the US soldiers, but we                                                                         100 years in a military         plea agreement, Cortez
       A car bomb struck a US        don’t know exactly how                                                                          prison, the US Army said        agreed to testify against the
       patrol and mortar rounds      many of them were killed                                                                        on Thursday.                    three others still facing
       hit a neighbourhood in        or wounded as the US                                                                                 Sergeant Paul Cortez,      prosecution in the case.
       Baghdad on Wednesday,         troops immediately                                                                              24, was also given a                During the court-
       killing three people and      cordoned off the scene,”                                                                        dishonourable discharge         martial, a sometimes
       wounded ten others, an        the source said.                                                                                under a plea agreement he       emotional Cortez recount-
       Interior Ministry source         The US military did                                                                          reached with prosecutors        ed how he and his com-
       said.                         not confirm the incident.                                                                       prior to a court-martial that   panions drank whiskey,
          A car bomb went off            Separately, several                                                                         spanned three days, an          played cards and plotted to
       near a US patrol on an        mortar rounds landed on                                                                         Army spokesman said.            attack the family at
       intersection in Baghdad’s     a residential area in the            200 model railway engines of the German                         Cortez, of Barstow,        Mahmudiya, south of
       western neighbourhood         Baiyaa neighbourhood in         company Maerklin are seen in front of a wagon in                California, was not eligible    Baghdad, in March 2006.
       of Amriyah, the source        southern Baghdad, killing          Munich, southern Germany on 21 Feb, 2007.                    for the death penalty under     The group poured kerosene
       told Xinhua on condition      three     people     and          The 200 miniature trains pulled a real InterCity              his plea agreement,             on the girl's body and lit
       of anonymity.                 wounding ten others, the         railway wagon weighing 47 tons (103,400 pound)                 accepted by the court on        her on fire in an attempt to
          “Apparently the attack     source said.                          for 10 metres (33 feet) which set a new                   Wednesday.                      cover up the crime.
       caused casualties among                   MNA/Xinhua                       world record.— INTERNET                                 Colonel Stephen R                       MNA/Reuters

                                                                                                            Malaysian police destroy
                                                                                                                suspected parcel
                                                                                                      KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Feb — Malaysian              cards addressed to the Afghanistan
                                                                                                    police Thursday destroyed a parcel              Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s
                                                                                                    received by the Afghanistan Embassy             national news agency said.
                                                                                                    here, which suspected it contained a                The Afghanistan Embassy earlier
                                                                                                    bomb or anthrax.                                Thursday handed over a parcel it received
                                                                                                      The Kuala Lumpur police authorities           in its mail to police at around 1:30 pm,
                                                                                                    destroyed the white parcel using water          suspecting it contained a bomb or
                                                                                                    pressure and found it contained many            anthrax.— MNA/Xinhua

                                                                                                           US soldier killed in Baghdad
                                                                                                       BAGHDAD, 23 Feb — A US soldier was killed Tuesday in armed attack in a
                                                                                                    northern Baghdad neighbourhood, the US military said in a brief statement on
            Florida International students Earl Senior Sr, left, of Manila, Philippines,               A soldier assigned to Multi-National Division-B unit was killed by small arms
              and Alex Blanco, of Miami, make a yogurt and buttermilk sauce to help                 fire on Tuesday while his unit was conducting a “clearing operation” in Baghdad,
             serve some of the 25,000 portions of food expected to be dished out at the             said the statement. More than 3,145 US soldiers have been killed in Iraq since the
            2007 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival, on 22 Feb, 2007,                    US-led war on Iraq broke out in March 2003, according to media count based on
                                      in Miami.— INTERNET                                           Pentagon figures.                                                  MNA/Xinhua

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                                                                                                 THE NEW LIGHT OF MYANMAR Monday, 26 February, 2007 7

            Survey shows most Americans unhappy
                       with their jobs
             NEW YORK, 25 Feb — Americans are growing increasingly unhappy with
       their jobs, The Conference Board reported on Friday.
             Today, less than half are the least satisfied with productive on the job,” said
       of all Americans say they their jobs. Only less than Lynn Franco, Director of
       are satisfied with their jobs, 39 per cent of workers The Conference Board
       down from 61 per cent 20 under the age of 25 are Consumer Research Cen-
       years ago.                     satisfied with their em- tre.
             This report is based on ployment situation.                  Consumers rated
       a representative sample of             The decline in bonus plans and promotion
       5,000 US households, satisfaction is not just policies as the least
       conducted for the New York- concentrated            among satisfactory benefits of
       based global research group younger workers. Satis- employment, with less than
       The Conference Board by faction levels among all 23 per cent claiming they
       TNS, a leading market workers, regardless of age, are satisfied with their
       information company.           income or even residence, company’s            policies. A boy looks at cars belonging to members of the Indonesia Ferrari Owners Club
                Today’s newest        have deteriorated in recent Satisfaction is also low       in Jakarta on 24 Feb, 2007. 35 Ferraris took part in a celebration of Ferrari’s
       entrants to the workforce years, according to the for performance review                                          60th anniversary. —INTERNET
                                      report.                       processes, workload, work/
          Blast in                                                                               A couple looks across
                                            “Although a certain life balance, communication     Hong Kong’s Victoria                Tornado damages Arkansas
       Pakistan kills 3               amount of dissatisfaction channels and potential for Harbour through thick

        as bombers’
                                      with one’s job is to be future growth.
                                      expected, the breadth of
                                                                                                    fog and haze on
                                                                         “Perhaps, this is why Saturday, 24 Feb , 2007.
                                                                                                                                     town, storm hits Midwest
                                                                                                                                LITTLE ROCK (Arkansas), 25 Feb — At least one
                                      dissatisfaction is somewhat two out of every ten Fog descends upon the
       bike hits bump                 unsettling, since it carries employees does not see
                                                                                                                           tornado touched down in Dumas, Arkansas, on
            CHICHAWATNI (Pakis- over from what attracts himself in his current job a               city every spring,      Saturday, injuring a number of people and destroying
       tan), 25 Feb — Three employees to a job to what year from now,” said Lynn               reducing visibility of the much of the small town’s business district, while a
       members of a suspected keeps them motivated and Franco.— MNA/Xinhua                           city’s famous         strong winter storm moved across Colorado and into
       suicide bomb team were                                                                  skyscrapers. — INTERNET the Midwest.
       blown to pieces on                                                                                                         A line of thun-                 “Most of the
       Saturday when their bike                                                                                            derstorms and at least one businesses along the town’s
       laden with explosives hit a                                                                                         and possibly two tornadoes main corridor have been
       bump outside a town in                                                                                              struck at about 3 pm in destroyed, and a number of
       Pakistan’s central province                                                                                         Dumas, about 85 miles homes immediately behind
       of Punjab, police said.                                                                                             (135 kilometres) southeast those businesses have been
             The men killed by the                                                                                         of Little Rock.                destroyed as well,” she said.
       blast near Chichawatni,                                                                                                    “We have lots of             An unidentified woman
       some 120 kilometres (75                                                                                             injuries, lots. But no reports told a TV station that she
       miles) north of Multan,                                                                                             of fatalities thus far. That’s and several friends were in a
       were believed to have been                                                                                          something of a miracle,” store when the storm hit.
       on their way to attack a                                                                                            said Tina Owens,                     “We all gathered in the
       prayer meeting for a                                                                                                spokeswoman for the centre of the store and got
       policeman killed in an                                                                                              Arkansas Department of down on the floor and
       encounter a few days                                                                                                Emergency Management. covered our heads and
       ago, according to South-                                                                                                                           prayed. The noise was
       ern Punjab Additional            US FDA confirms Salmonella came from peanut butter                                                                incredible and I thought, ‘this
       Inspector-General Mirza             WASHINGTON, 25 Feb — An outbreak of Salmonella food poisoning that has sickened 329 people and sent is it — I’m gonna die.’ But
       Mohammed Ali.                  51 of them to the hospital was definitely caused by contaminated Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter, we all made it,” she said.
              “They belonged to the US Food and Drug Administration said on Friday.                                                                            Arkansas Lieutenant -
       those suicide bombers, the           The FDA has warned and 51 of those persons nated products include 3/4 products contain peanut Governor Bill Halter
       same people who are trying consumers not to eat any were hospitalized.”                 ounce and 1.1 ounce single butter that was manufac- requested National Guard
       to kill as many government Peter Pan peanut butter                 The FDA said the serving packs of Peter Pan tured in ConAgra’s Syl- troops be dispatched to the
       officials as they can,” Ali bought since May of last year outbreak was still going on. brand peanut butter,” the vester, Georgia plant.            area.
       said. At least two of the and to throw out any Great             “Potentially contami- FDA said.“All of these                       MNA/Reuters                  MNA/Reuters
       dead men were students at Value brand — sold by Wal-
       a nearby madrasa, sus- Mart Inc — with the lot
                                                                                                                                                            Champion Fernando
       pected of having links to number 2111 on the lid.                                                                                                      Montiel of Mexico
       Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan,             “Product testing by                                                                                              connect a right hook
       a banned Sunni Muslim several states has now                                                                                                         during his match with
       sectarian militant group, confirmed that Peter Pan                                                                                                  challenger Z Gorres of
       according to Deputy peanut butter and certain                                                                                                      the Philippines during a
       Superintendent Bashir Great Value brand peanut                                                                                                         WBO World Super
       Ahmed.                         butter are the sources of the
             “The head of one man foodborne illness outbreak
       has been blown off,” of Salmonella Tennessee                                                                                                        championship in Cebu
       Ahmed told Reuters. that began in August 2006,”                                                                                                     city, central Philippines
       Another of the dead men the FDA said in a statement                                                                                                     on 24 Feb, 2007.
       had his legs blown off, released late on Friday.                                                                                                      Montiel retained the
       while the third had his                “To date 329                                                                                                 championship title after
       stomach ripped open and individuals have become                                                                                                          a split decision.
       died later in hospital, police ill from consuming the
       said.—MNA/Reuters              contaminated peanut butter,

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      8 THE NEW LIGHT OF MYANMAR Monday, 26 February, 2007

               Lt-Gen Khin Maung Than attends ceremony to
               nurture physic nut saplings in Sittway Station
               NAY PYI TAW, 25 Feb — Member of the State
       Peace and Development Council Lt-Gen Khin Maung
       Than of the Ministry of Defence, accompanied by
       Chairman of Rakhine State PDC Commander of West-
       ern Command Brig-Gen Maung Shein and Brig-Gen
       Than Tun Aung of Sittway Station, met with officers,
       other ranks and family members of Sittway Station at
       Bandoola Hall of the station on 18 February afternoon.
               Lt-Gen Khin Maung Than gave instructions
       on cooperation with local people in carrying out na-
       tion- building tasks and rural development tasks, and
       urged the officials to fulfill requirements of education
       and health matters of the family members.
               Next, they viewed nurturing of physic nut,
       rubber and pepper at the nursery of Sittway Station.
       They inspected nurturing of 39,755 rubber saplings at
       the nursery.
               Lt-Gen Khin Maung Than, the commander
       and wife sowed physic nut seeds.
               Sittway Station has put 620.4 acres of land
       under physic nut, 281.7 acres under rubber and 199.7
       acres under pepper. So far, the station has nurtured
       715,640 physic nut, 141,800 rubber and 140,225 pep-
                                                                     Lt-Gen Khin Maung Than of Ministry of Defence views nurturing of rubber plants at Sittway
       per saplings.                                                                                    Station.— MNA
               On 19 February, Lt-Gen Khin Maung Than               matters related to the village, supply of water and           people to Chairman of the Village Administrative
       and party proceeded to Buthidaung and met                    power and transportation presented by the chairman of         Board U Than Aung.
       Tatmadawmen and family members of Wakhokchaung               the Township PDC. The commander gave a supple-                         Later, Lt-Gen Khin Maung Than inspected
       Station and presented cash assistance to them.               mentary report.                                               development of the village and left necessary instruc-
               At Ingyinmyaing Model Village of Buthidaung                  Next, Lt-Gen Khin Maung Than provided                 tions to officials.
       Township, Lt-Gen Khin Maung Than heard reports on            clothes, blankets and personal goods for the local                                                            MNA

            Union Day Organizing Management Committee reviews works                                                                 CEC member attends 42nd
              NAY PYI TAW, 25 Feb—The 60th Anniversary              come such inconveniences. The commander urged
                                                                                                                                     Lisu New Year Festival
       Union Day Organizing Management Committee held               officials of the sub-committees are to openly present                   NAY PYI TAW, 25 Feb — CEC member of the
       its work reviewing meeting at Paunglaung Yeiktha of          strengths and weaknesses they had experienced.                Union Solidarity and Development Association Min-
       Nay Pyi Taw Command this afternoon with an address                  This was followed by a general round of discus-        ister for Religious Affairs Brig-Gen Thura Myint
       by Chairman of the Management Committee Com-                 sions.                                                        Maung attended the novitiation ceremony for 100 Lisu
       mander of Nay Pyi Taw Command Brig-Gen Wai                          After reviewing the presentations, Commander           boys at Nyaungthonbin Pariyatti Monastery in Mogok
       Lwin.                                                        Brig-Gen Wai Lwin made concluding remarks, saying             yesterday.
              In his address, Commander Brig-Gen Wai Lwin           that the Union Day is held with the aim of further                      The minister planted a Bo tree on the platform
       said that the meeting is to review works of the success-     strengthening national solidarity and flourishing Un-         of Kenaga Shwenagamin Pagoda. Next, he attended the
       ful holding of the Union Day; that the success can be        ion Spirit, and called on officials to make relentless        42nd Lisu New Year Festival and formally opened the
       attributed to concerted efforts of those from the 14 sub-    efforts for successful holding of Union Day since the         festival. Also present on the occasion were the chairman
       committees; that regarding the use of funds, it was          success in holding Union Day amounts to further               of Township Peace and Development Council and
       found that the fund was used much less than expected;        cementing national unity.                                     departmental officials and Lisu nationals. — MNA
       that although the Union Day was successfully held                   Also present on the occasion were members of
       there might be inconveniences for it was held in Nay         the Management Committee, heads of department,                      Rakhine Association
       Pyi Taw for the first time; and that the concerted efforts   officials of the respective sub-committees and
       of the respective sub-committees however, had over-          others. — MNA                                                         (Yangon) awards
                                                                                                                                        outstanding students
                                                                                                                                           YANGON, 25 Feb — Rakhine Thahaya Asso-
                                                                                                                                  ciation (Yangon) and Rakhine Women’s Association
                                                                                                                                  (Yangon) organized its prize presentation ceremony
                                                                                                                                  for outstanding students for the 2005/2006 matricula-
                                                                                                                                  tion examination, Myanmar Traditional Cultural Per-
                                                                                                                                  forming Arts Competitions (central level), sports com-
                                                                                                                                  petitions at international level and painting contest, at
                                                                                                                                  Rakhine Dhammayon on Arzani Beikman Street here
                                                                                                                                           First, Chairman of the association U Aung
                                                                                                                                  Shwe Oo and Chairperson of the women’s association
                                                                                                                                  (Yangon) Daw Tin Tin delivered addresses.
            Commander Brig-Gen Wai Lwin speaks at work reviewing meeting for the 60th Anniversary                                          Wellwishers gave awards to 50 outstanding
                                           Union Day. — MNA                                                                       students. — MNA

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                                                                                             THE NEW LIGHT OF MYANMAR Monday, 26 February, 2007 9

            Chief of Armed Forces Training attends opening of Tatmadaw
                  (Army, Navy and Air) Military Band Competition

                       Lt-Gen Aung Htwe addresses opening of 15th Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) Military Band Competition .— MNA
              NAY PYI TAW, 25 Feb—A ceremony to open the       Competition Observing Committee Vice Adjutant-                  Tatmadawmen.
       15th Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) Military Band        General Maj-Gen Hla Shwe senior military officers,                     Later, Chief of Armed Forces Training Lt-Gen
       Competition to mark the 62nd Anniversary Armed          parade commanders and column commanders,                        Aung Htwe made a speech.
       Forces Day was held at the parade ground here this      members of the Observing Committee and sub-                            After saluting the Chief of Armed Forces
       morning, attended by Chairman of Leading Committee      committees, board of panel of judges, officers and              Training, the military bands left the parade ground.
       for Organizing the Armed Forces Day member of the       other ranks to participate in the competition, artistes                Afterwards, the State military band held a
       State Peace and Development Council Chief of Armed      and others.                                                     demonstration and the Chief of Armed Forces Training
       Forces Training Lt-Gen Aung Htwe.                             First, the military bands took their positions            presented cash awards to the band.
              Also present on the occasion were Chairman of    along with parade commanders.                                          After the ceremony, the Chief of Armed
       the 62nd Anniversary Armed Forces Day Organizing              Next, Chief of Armed Forces Training Lt-Gen               Forces Training greeted senior military officers
       Management Committee Commander of Nay Pyi Taw           Aung Htwe took the salute of the military bands.                and artistes. Altogether 39 military bands will take
       Command Brig-Gen Wai Lwin, Chairman of the 15th               After that, the Tatmadawmen of the military               part in the competition which runs from 26 February
       Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) Military Band             bands took four oaths after paying tributes to the fallen       to 4 March.—MNA

             Myanmar Engineering Society holds Annual General Meeting
                 MES formed with over 12,000 members stands tall as a
                           reliable strength of the nation
             YANGON, 25 Feb —Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the           of the society at the opening ceremony of the MES               universities in all parts of the nation and is turning out
       Ministry of Defence attended the Annual General         building.                                                       a large number of new generation engineers.
       Meeting of Myanmar Engineering Society at its                 At the Annual General Meeting of the MES, Lt-                    Myanmar Engineering Society, on its part, could
       building in Hline University Campus in Hline Township   Gen Myint Swe said it is known to all that Myanmar              hold talks and seminars on improvement of engineering
       this morning.                                           engineers participated in nation-building tasks.                subject to enable MES members to share their
             First, Lt-Gen Myint Swe unveiled the signboard    Nowadays, the Government has opened technological               knowledge and technologies for serving the interest of
                                                                                                                               the State. The MES formed with over 12,000 members
                                                                                                                               stands tall as a reliable strength of the nation. At
                                                                                                                               present, the society is joining hands with departments
                                                                                                                               concerned, ASEAN and BIMSTEC for undertaking
                                                                                                            Lt-Gen             development of renewable energy. In addition, the
                                                                                                          Myint Swe            MES contributed some local companies and
                                                                                                                               entrepreneurs to bag medals in the contests on energy
                                                                                                         of Ministry           efficiency & conservation and the renewable energy
                                                                                                         of Defence            sectors organized by ASEAN. In conclusion, Lt-Gen
                                                                                                                               Myint Swe urged those present to encourage new
                                                                                                             views             generation engineers and architects to serve the interests
                                                                                                                               of the nation and the people and to develop engineering
                                                                                                           booth of            technologies to keep abreast of global nations.
                                                                                                          Myanmar                     Also present on the occasion were Chairman of
                                                                                                                               Yangon Division Peace and Development Council
                                                                                                         Engineering           Commander of Yangon Command Maj-Gen Hla Htay
                                                                                                           Society.            Win, Minister for Science and Technology U Thaung,
                                                                                                                               Deputy Minister for Industry-2 Lt-Col Khin Maung
                                                                                                              MNA              Kyaw, senior military officers and wellwishers.
                                                                                                                                      MES Chairman U Than Myint and ASEAN
                                                                                                                               Engineer Register Head Commissioner
                                                                                                                                                    (See page 10)

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      10 THE NEW LIGHT OF MYANMAR Monday, 26 February, 2007
                                                                   Rector of Myanmar Maritime University U Thein
       MES formed with                                             Tun, Managing Director U Han Zaw of Public Works,
                                                                   Pro-Rector (Retd) Dr Hla Than of YTU and Rector
       over…                                                       of YTU Dr Mya Mya Oo.
                            (from page 9)                                Lt-Gen Myint Swe gave gifts to Dr Khin Shwe
       Dr Gue Swe See of ASEAN Federation of Engineering           of National Development Company Group Ltd,
       Organization extended greetings.                            Director-General U Kyaw San Win of Irrigation
             General Secretary of MES U Win Khaing                 Department (Retd) and MES Chairman U Than Myint.
       reported the brief report of the society.                         The commander presented gifts to MES Adviser
             ASEAN Engineering Register Head                       Dr Sein Myint, U Win Khaing of United Engineering
       Commissioner Dr Gue Swe See presented certificates          Co Ltd, U Tint Hsan and Dr Htay Htay Nyein (ACE
       of AFEO Honorary Fellow to Minister U Thaung, Pro-          Construction Co).
       Rector Dr Tun Khin of Yangon University for Minister              Minister U Thaung also gave gifts to U Aung
       for Education Dr Chan Nyein, Deputy Minister Lt-Col         Myint (GTI Group) and architecture Saya Thaw.
       Khin Maung Kyaw, MES Adviser Dr Sein Myint and                    Deputy Minister Lt-Col Khin Maung Kyaw and
       Chairman U Than Myint.                                      MES Chairman U Than Myint presented gifts to Project
             AFEO Representative Engineer Mr Choo Kock             Director U Ko Ko Kyi, Saya U Toe Toe Win, U Kyaw
       Beng presented certificates of ASEAN Honorary               Win (Shwe Thanlwin Co) and wellwisher U Yan Hoe.
       Member to MES Patron U Kyaw Tin, MES Adviser                      After the ceremony, Lt-Gen Myint Swe, the
       Dr Kyaw Htin, Rector of Defence Services                    commander and party had documentary photo taken.
       Technological Academy Brig-Gen Win Myint,                                                                 MNA

            Nibban honours sales agents                                                                            Secretary - 1 Lt-Gen Thein Sein welcomes
                                                                                                                  Mr Tang Jiaxuan, Member of State Council of
                YANGON, 25 Feb — A ceremony to honour processor control digital AVR & safeguard, auto &
       sales agents of Nibban Electric & Electronics was held manual voltage regulator, auto inverter and others.   People’s Republic of China, at the SPDC
       at Traders Hotel, here, yesterday evening.             Next, prizes were presented to outstanding sales         Office. ( News on Page 16)— MNA
              Chairman of Nibban Group U Thein Kyi                 agents.
       extended greetings. Managing Director of Nibban
       Trading and General Manager of Nibban Electric &
                                                                           Nibban Electric & Electronics has had ISO
                                                                   9001:2000 certificate. At present, Nibban Electric &             Mayor inspects
       Electronics Dr Aung Thein explained Nibban brand            Electronics distributes its electronic products to the
       new products such as antenna, servo stabilizer, µ           consumers. — MNA                                                Ngamoeyeik Water
                                                                                                                                   Purification Plant
                                                                                                                                          YANGON, 25 Feb— Chairman of Yangon City
                                                                                                                                 Development Committee Mayor Brig-Gen Aung Thein
                                                                                                                                 Lin went to Water Purification Plant of Yangon City
                                                                                                                                 Water Supply Project (Ngamoeyeik) this morning.
                                                                                                                                          YCDC member U Kyaw Soe and officials of
                                                                                                                                 the project reported to the mayor on supply of 45
                                                                                                                                 million gallons of water daily to the City and further
                                                                                                                                 tasks of the plant.
                                                                                                                                          Mayor Brig-Gen Aung Thein Lin called for
                                                                                                                                 providing of purified drinking water for the people and
                                                                                                                                 fulfilled the requirements of the tasks.
                                                                                                                                          Not only Ngamoeyeik Water Purification
                                                                                                                                 Plant but also Gyobyu, Hlawga, Phugyi water supply
                                                                                                Chairman of Nibban               stations and tubewells are also supplying 140 million
        Kenya blames Africa’s economic                                                           Group U Thein Kyi               gallons of water to the Yangon City daily. For the first
                                                                                                                                 phase, the plant provides 45 million gallons of water
                                                                                                extends greetings to
            woes on lack of unity                                                               sales representatives.
                                                                                                                                 daily. On completion of the second phase, the plant
                                                                                                                                 will further provide 45 million gallons of water to the
            NAIROBI, 25 Feb —        economic blocs such as        countries, particularly in            MNA                     city daily. —MNA
       Kenyan Vice-President         the Common Market for         Africa, has led to
       Moody Awori said on           Eastern and Southern          developed economies to
       Friday that lack of unity     Africa (COMESA) and           take advantage of the
       and self-centred approach     add value to their products   situation to exploit them
       to global issues by African   to enable the continent       in trade.
       countries has continued to    have strong bargaining             Kadege commended
       work against economic         power in the global trade.    the cordial relations
       prosperity and encouraged         “The continent is         existing between Kenya
       over-dependence on            endowed with enormous         and Tanzania and assured
       donor funding.                natural resources that if     Awori of her country’s
            Awori called on          properly harnessed could      support to further
       African countries to form     earn the continent more       strengthen bilateral ties.
       close trade ties to enable    foreign exchange,” Awori      She called for removal of
       the continent prosper         said in Nairobi during a      non-tariff barriers to
       economically.                 meeting with Tanzanian        enable Third World
            He said there is need    Ambassador to Kenya,          countries        compete
       for African countries         Nyasugara Kadege.             effectively with developed
       whose trade is agro-based         He said that disunity     ones.
       to strengthen regional        amongst developing                         MNA/Xinhua

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        Indian-origin interpreter sues British Govt                                                          H5N1 virus confirmed in
            LONDON, 25 Feb — An Indian-origin interpreter and an Iran-born female
       colleague have taken the British Government to court for paying them to “do                                Afghanistan
       nothing” for 15 years and thereby ruining their careers.                                       P ARIS , 25 Feb — The World           as local authorities had initially indicated.
            Marti Khan and Odette employment tribunal ruled who speaks Farsi, in their          Organization for Animal Health (OIE)              A total of 73 turkeys were found
       King, both British on Thursday that the two complaint to the tribunal                    on Friday confirmed at its headquarter in   dead out of 202 birds at two farms in
       nationals, are claiming women were victims of race claimed that they turned up           Paris that the death of birds reported in   Nangarhar and Kunar, the OIE said, based
       more than 2.9 million US and sex discrimination. If for work for 41 hours a week         two Afghan regions was caused by the        on information obtained from the Afghan
       dollars as damages after successful, the Home but were paid to “do nothing”              highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu strain,     Agriculture Ministry. — MNA/Xinhua
       accusing immigration Office may have to shell or given “basic clerical
       officials of failing to utilize out 2.5 million pounds duties” such as filing.
       their services properly.        including legal costs.          Khan is claiming
            Both were paid 25,000          Judge Jeremy Mc- 970,000 pounds in
       pounds per annum to Mullen of the tribunal compensation including
       translate for new arrivals criticized the immigration 682,000 for the loss of her
       at London’s Heathrow and nationality directorate career and 60,000 pounds
       Airport. They claimed that as “one of Britain’s least for injury to feelings. King
       immigration managers impressive managements” is seeking 550,000 pounds
       failed to reassign their and said the farce had including 302,000 pounds
       duties after the Home Of- involved more than 100 for the loss of her career.
       fice started outsourcing managers and human                     Both are also seeking
       translation jobs to freelance resources staff.              an order that the Home
       interpreters in 1990.               Khan, fluent in various Office must find them
             The Central London Indian languages and King, jobs.— MNA/PTI

                Red tape to cost British business
                       5 billion pounds
           LONDON, 25 Feb — Government red         cost of regulation on business since 1998
       tape is set to cost British businesses an   had risen to 55.6 billion pounds (108.7
       extra 5 billion pounds this year despite    billion US dollars) for 2007 from 50.27
       government pledges to cut a swathe          billion pounds in 2006. The government            Filipino challenger Jimrex Jaca (C) looks at Simson Butar-Butar of
       through unnecessary bureaucracy,            has pledged to slash the regulatory burden    Indonesia during the WBO Asia-Pacific Super Featherweight championship
       according to the British Chambers of        on companies by a quarter but the BCC          match in Cebu city, central Philippines on 24 Feb, 2007. Jaca snatched the
       Commerce.                                   said it had a long way to go.                   championship title by knocking down Butar-Butar in the seventh round.
           The lobby group said the cumulative                                 MNA/Reuters                                         INTERNET

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      12 THE NEW LIGHT OF MYANMAR Monday, 26 February, 2007

              Notice of Office Shifting
        The office of Win Consulting Ltd will be shifted
        to the following new address with effect from
        5-3-2007 and clients are requested to contact that
        address from that date:
                       New Office Address
                    # 2D, Rose Condominium
         No. 182/194, 1st Floor, Botahtaung Pagoda Road,
        Between Anawyahta Street & Maha Bandoola Street,
            Pazundaung Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
        Direct Phone : (951) 201798
        Rose Condominium
        Phone                    : (951) 291564/ 292587
        Facsimile                : (951) 371607
        E-mail          : winthin9@myanmar.com.mm
        winconsult@myanmar.com.mm         India’s booming economy brings                                                                        u ˙i \
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                                                 toxic hi-tech waste                                                                       lup\cn\;qMu; sk\psßv\;m¥a; wy\y¨rn\ tc\dåeKÅy¨ Kc\;
                                       NEW DELHI, 24 Feb —           e-waste,” Ravi Agarwal,           country.
                                    India’s booming economy          director of Toxics Link,             The booming economy             1"         pn\Âka;er;wn\Âk^;@an' pMuNi˙p\er;N˙c\. saAup\Tut\ewer;
                                    is producing mountains of        told a news conference.           has also led to a growing          lup\cn\;   At∑k\       AqMu; porn\             liuAp\eqa    eAak\ePa\ ppå
                                    toxic electronic waste like         “But like the rest of India,   middle class — estimated           lup\cn\;qMu; sk\psßv\;m¥a;kiu y˙√\t∑´på AerAt∑k\m¥a; Atiuc\;
                                    discarded computers and          there are no laws for its safe    around 300 million—                wy\y¨liupåqv\-
                                    televisions, but there are no    handling and this will lead       which has more disposable                     (1)        Copier (A3)                             3 lMu;
                                    laws to regulate its disposal,   to serious health and             income and an insatiable                      (2)        Multimedia Projector                    1 lMu;
                                    a local environment group        environmental impacts.”           appetite for electronic                       (3)        Pallet Truck                            6 lMu;
                                    said on Friday.                       Agarwal said the             products.                          2"         tc\dåep;q∑c\;mOkiu                 (5-3-2007) rk\ (16:30)
                                       Toxics Link said while        government had to regulate           “When electronics like          nar^t∑c\ pit\påmv\"
                                    the Asian giant's economy        the management of e-waste         televisions, PCs and               3"         tc\ d å    pM u s M N ˙ c \ .   Aeq;si t \ A K¥k\ A lk\ m ¥a;ki u
                                    has been growing at 8 per        by setting up a central           refrigerators are discarded,       eAak\pålip\sat∑c\ laerak\sMusm\;wy\y¨ Niuc\påqv\-
                                    cent annually over the last      authority to collect all          it is the informal sector
                                    three years, it has also         discarded electronic goods        made up of tens of
                                                                                                                                                   ∑ \         \        ¨     .\ u ´∑
                                                                                                                                               pv\tc;/ pv\ppsßv;m¥a;wy\yer;N˙cTKerac\;K¥er; eka\mt^
                                    resulted in the generation       and put in place laws to          thousands of people who
                                    of 150,000 tons of elec-         deal with disposal and            collect it and then break it
                                    tronic waste each year.          recycling.                        down and recycle parts of it
                                                                                                                                                           Am˙t\228' qim\ Pølm\;' rn\kun\ mio>
                                       An eight-month study by            India’s economic             which can be sold,” said
                                    the group found that India’s     liberalization that began in      Agarwal.— MNA/Reuters
                                    bustling financial hub of        the early 1990s has seen
                                    Mumbai was the biggest           hundreds of banks, financial      Texas executes man for murder, torture of couple
                                    source of electronic or          institutions, electronics            HUNTSVILLE (Texas), 24          was put to death by lethal                    Cobb with the victims’
                                    e-waste, generating 19,000       industries, information           Feb — A man convicted              injection on Thursday.                        shotgun in their home in
                                    tons every year.                 technology firms and call         of murdering a couple who             Newton Anderson, 30,                       Tyler.
                                       “Being the hub of India’s     centres       setting       up    discovered him burgla-             was condemned for                                 According to media
                                    commercial activities, the       operations across the             rizing their home in 1999          shooting Frank and Bertha                     reports, Anderson tied the
                                    banks and financial                                                                                                                                 couple up, tortured and
                                    institutions in Mumbai                                                                                                                              killed them, then set the
                                    generate huge amounts of                                                                                                                            house on fire before
                                                                                                                                                                                        driving away in their car.
        145 die in traffic accidents                                                                                                                                                       The couple’s daughter
                                                                                                                                                                                        and grandson arrived as
         during Brazil’s Carnival                                                                                                                                                       the house burned, unaware
          RIO DE JANEIRO, 24 Feb— As many as 145 people                                                                                                                                 the Cobbs’ bodies were
       were killed in traffic accidents in six days of revelry                                                                                                                          inside, according to
       during Brazil's annual Carnival, a 15-per-cent rise                                                                                                                              reports.
       in the death toll compared with last year, police said                                                                                                                               Anderson got away
       on Thursday.                                                                                                                                                                     with about 100-US-dollar
          A total of 2,417 accidents were registered in the                                                                                                                             cash, clothes and elec-
       16-21 February period, up 8 per cent from 2006.                                                                                                                                  tronic equipment from the
       The number of injured rose 13 per cent to 1,587, a                                                                                                                               house, said a brief
       13-per-cent increase, local media reported, quoting                                                                                                                              summary of the crime on
       police statistics.                                                                                                                                                               the Texas Department of
           Two southern states, Santa Catarina and Minas                                                                                                                                Criminal Justice website.
       Gerais, recorded the highest number of accidents —                                                                                                                                  In a handwritten note
       344 and 343 respectively.                                                                                                                                                        to the victim’ family,
          Minas Gerais also saw the worst traffic accident             In this photo released by New Zealand Fisheries Department on 22 Feb,                                            Anderson apologized for
       in which 13 people died and 25 were injured when                2007, shows a giant squid believed to have been caught in early February                                         his actions and said he
       a truck and a bus collided.                                     2007 in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. The creature, known as a colossal squid                                        hoped his death would
           Rio recorded 227 traffic accidents, up 6.5                (scientific name Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) and is thought to be the largest                                      give the family some
       per cent.                                                     squid ever found anywhere in the world, weighing an estimated 450kg, 150kg                                         relief, “some sense of
                                                MNA/Xinhua                   heavier than the next biggest specimen ever found.—INTERNET                                                justice”.—MNA/Reuters

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                    pvaer;®Pc\. eKt\m^P∑M>‘Pi;tui;tk\eqa Nuic\cMeta\”k^; tv\eSak\AM.

            Japan successfully launches                              Colon cancers missed more often in office setting
               H-2A radar satellite                                  NEW YORK, 24 Feb —               A colonoscopy is a test         the time they are 50 years       to higher cancer miss rates,
           T OKYO ,24 Feb—The Japan Aerospace                    The rate of new or missed         that involves insertion of a       old. If the results are          a worrisome finding.”
       Exploration Agency on Saturday afternoon                  colorectal cancers in patients    lighted tube with a small          normal, it should be                  Rabeneck, of the
       successfully launched an H-2A rocket and put into         undergoing colonoscopy is         camera into the bowel,             repeated at 5 years.             University of Western
       orbit a radar satellite, the fourth and last one in its   influenced by where the           which visualized detection             “For the delivery of         Ontario, London and
       plan of building a full global information gathering      screening procedure takes         of colorectal cancer and           colonoscopy services in          colleagues report their
       system, which enables the photographing of any            place and by who performs         the type of colorectal             Ontario, we need to further      study of 12,487 colorectal
       point on Earth once a day.                                the exam, Canadian re-            polyps that will eventually        study the practice of            cancer patients in the
                                                                 searchers report. Cancers are     become cancerous and               colonoscopy in offices and       journal Gastroenterology.
                                                                 more likely to be missed          should be removed.                 private clinics,” senior         They found that 430
                                                                 when the colonoscopy is              Unless there are known          investigator Dr Linda            patients (3.4 per cent) had
                                                                 performed in an office            risk factors for colorectal        Rabeneck told Reuters            a new or missed colorectal
                                                                 setting, instead of a hospital,   cancer, such as a family           Health. “There is some-          cancer that was diagnosed
                                                                 and by an internist or family     history,       physicians          thing different about the        within 6 months to 3 years
                                                                 physician, instead of a           recommend that patients            practice of colonoscopy in       of having a colonoscopy.
                                                                 gastroenterologist or sur-        undergo colonoscopy by             these settings that gives rise                MNA/Reuters

                                                                   Bayliner, a speed boat
                      H-2A rocket .—INTERNET                      from the United States
                                                                 is on display in front of
       The launch of the radar   The first one of the
                                                                  Gateway of India, seen
      satellite, which is the    second pair, which is an
                                                                 to the left, as part of the
      second one of the second   optical satellite capable of
                                                                  Mumbai International
      pair of the four-satellite a resolution of one meter,
                                                                  Boat show in Mumbai,
      scheme, was initially      was put into orbit in
                                                                 India, on 23 Feb, 2007.
      scheduled for 15 Feb, but  September 2006.
                                                                    The three day boat
      was postponed twice due     The H-2A rocket
                                                                 show has more than 35
      to bad weather conditions  launched on Saturday also
                                                                  international and local
      around the Tanegashima     carried an experimental
                                                                    boat manufacturers
      Space Center in southern   optical satellite which will
                                                                      displaying their
      Kagoshima prefecture.      be used to test the functions
      The first pair, consists   of apparatus to be used to
      of a radar satellite and an
      optical one, was launched
                                 assemble a spy satellite
                                 scheduled for launch in the     Faulty track blamed for   Two Russian tourists
      successfully in March
      2003, followed by a failed
                                 future to increase detection
                                 capability to objects as         fatal UK train crash   killed in Thai beach town
      launch of a second set due small as 50 centimetres at        GRAYRIGG, (England),            told that it was the points             BANGKOK, 25 Feb — Two female Russian tourists
      to rocket problems later   ground level, Kyodo News 25 Feb — A defective                     that failed.”                      were shot dead and left on lounge chairs on a beach in
                                                                                                         Branson praised the          Thailand’s eastern resort town of Pattaya, police said
      that year.                 said.— Internet               track may have caused a
                                                                                                                                      on Saturday. The bodies of the women, aged 25 and 30,
                                                               highspeed train crash in            train’s driver and emer-
                                                                                                                                      were found at dawn around 5 am (2200 GMT) on
                                                               northern England in which           gency workers who                  Pattaya’s Jomtien Beach, a popular destination for
                                                               an elderly woman was                battled           difficult        foreign tourists located 150 kilometres (90 miles) from
                                                               killed and five other               conditions, including              the capital Bangkok.
                                                               people were seriously               torrential rain, to reach               The younger woman was shot twice in the stomach
                                                               injured, according to               around 100 passengers,             and once in a leg. The other victim was shot once in the
                                                               investigators and the train         some of whom were                  back. “We have no idea what was the motive for the
                                                               company boss.                       trapped in the overturned          shooting,” Pattaya Police Major Srettha Maklon told
                                                                                                   carriages.                         Reuters although he said their mobile phones and
                                                                     The state-of-the-art
                                                                                                                MNA/Reuters           wallets had not been taken.— MNA/Reuters/Xinhua
                                                               Virgin Pendolino tilting
                                                               train, heading from
                                                               London to Glasgow,
                                                               derailed at 95 miles per
                                                               hour (150 kilos per hour)
                                                               on Friday evening in a
                                                               remote area of Cumbria,
                                                               scattering carriages down
                                                               the side of a steep em-
                                                                        Rail accident
                                                               investigator Thomas
                                                               Edwards said the inquiry
                                                               would concentrate on a set
                                                               of points.
                                                                     “I’ve been told the
                                                               line was defective,”
          A model gets ready for the International             Richard Branson, the
        Festival of Beauty in St Petersburg on 24 Feb, chairman of Virgin Group,                    Students dance during the street dancing competition at the Flower Festival
                      2007. —INTERNET                          told reporters. “I’ve been                    in Baguio, north of Manila on 24 Feb, 2007.—INTERNET

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                                                                                                                                           Chelsea beat Arsenal to win
                SPORTS                                                                                                                      stormy League Cup final
                                                                                                                                             CARDIFF , 25 Feb —Two goals by Didier Drogba
       Fergie praise for scorers                                                                                                      earned Chelsea the League Cup with a 2-1 comeback
          LONDON, 24 Feb—Sir                  are always waiting for a                                                                win over Arsenal on Sunday but the main talking point
       Alex Ferguson has                      game which is flat and they                                                             of the final was an injury-time brawl that produced
       thanked Ryan Giggs and                 don't play well.                                                                        three red cards and two yellow.
       Cristiano Ronaldo for 'dig-              "But they dig in and you                                                                         Drogba found the net in the 20th and 84th
       ging Manchester United                 go home and say that is a                                                               minutes after 17-year-old Theo Walcott scored his
       out of a hole'.                        warning.                                                                                first goal for Arsenal in the 12th.
          The Red Devils came                   "We will play better than                                                                     The lively, entertaining game with glimpses of
       from behind to beat                    that, but you have to give                                                              passing brilliance from Arsene Wenger’s young side
       Fulham 2-1, having been                credit to Fulham as they        Ryan Giggs turns Wayne Rooney's cross into the was marred by a serious injury to Chelsea captain John
       second best for much of                were aggressive and              net to put the Red Devils back on level terms 12       Terry who was taken to hospital after being acciden-
       the contest.                           never gave us time to                         minutes later.—INTERNET                   tally kicked in the face by Abou Diaby.
          Giggs cancelled out                 settle and that made it                                                                          In the extensive injury time played for that
       Brian McBride's opener                 difficult for us.                Real scramble 1-1 draw                                 incident the two London sides were involved in brawl
       before Ronaldo netted the                 "But we have to thank                                                                and both Wenger and Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho
       winner three minutes from              the two goalscorers for
                                                                                at dominant Atletico                                  ran on to the pitch to try to separate them.
       time to take United nine               digging us out of a hole."       M ADRID , 25 Feb— front with a coolly taken                      John Obi Mikel of Chelsea and Kolo Toure
       points clear of Chelsea.                                  Internet   Atletico Madrid striker strike in the 11th minute.        and Emmanuel Adebayor of Arsenal were sent off. It
          Ferguson has conceded                                             Fernando Torres scored his       But they were unable was a distasteful end to a fine match which until then
       his side were not at their                                           first ever goal against Real to press home their ad- had been played in good spirit. —Internet
       best, but was pleased to                                             Madrid but it was not vantage and paid the price
       see them dig in and take                                             enough to earn more than when Real’s Argentine
       the points.                                                          a 1-1 draw against their teenage striker Gonzalo
          "I think that is cutting it                                       city rivals at the Calderon Higuain equalized just af-
       mildly," he told Sky Sports                                          on Saturday.                  ter the hour with his first
       after being posed the ques-                                              A dominant Atletico goal since joining the club
       tion as to whether United                                            looked to be heading for a from River Plate in the
       were fortunate to win.                                               first home victory in nearly January transfer window.
          "I think in the campaign                                          eight years against their         Real were reduced to
       we have had where the                         Ryan Giggs and         neighbours when the Spain 10 men for the final six
       form has been terrific, you                  Cristiano Ronaldo       international put them in minutes when their out-
                                                                                                          of-sorts Italy captain
       Misfiring Palermo held to 1-1 draw by Atalanta                                                     Fabio Cannavaro was sent
                                                                                                                                         Chelsea’s Didier Drogba, right, scores against
                                                                                                                                         Arsenal during their League Cup Final soccer
         ROME, 25 Feb— Third-                 17th successive victory if    of the net.                   off after picking up a sec-
                                                                                                                                          match at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff,
       placed Palermo’s indif-                they beat Catania on Sun-        Palermo came out with ond yellow card, but they           Wales, on Sunday, 25 Feb, 2007. — INTERNET
       ferent Serie A form con-               day.                          more determination after weathered a late storm to
       tinued as they drew 1-1 at                Palermo spent most of      the break, drawing level hold on for the point.
       Atalanta on Saturday.                  the first half pushed back    just before the hour when        The result meant Real                     Premiership
          The Sicilian side have              into their area as the home   defender Marco Pisano         moved up to third place,                            25 Feb , 2007
       earned just six points in              side went on the attack.      burst into the area, held one point ahead of Valen-
       their last six matches but                Their keeper, Alberto      off his marker and slid cia and three behind lead-              Tottenham        4-1      Bolton
       have 44 points and a                   Fontana, made two good        the ball across the box for   ers Barcelona who play            Blackburn        3-0      Portsmouth
       comfortable nine-point                 saves to keep out early       Aimo Diana to sidefoot their respective matches                 Wigan            1-0      Newcastle
       cushion over fourth-                   shots by Cristiano Doni       home at the far post.         on Sunday.                                                                Internet
       placed Empoli.                         and Antonio Bernardini,                    MNA/Reuters                   MNA/Reuters
          Leaders Inter Milan                 but Atalanta went ahead                                                                      Barclays Premiership Table
       (63 points) will extend                in the 13th minute when        Buffon’s future still uncertain                                            25 February 2007
       their record winning se-               Riccardo Zampagna                R OME , 24 Feb —
       quence among Europe's                  turned Luca Ariatti’s          Juventus goalkeeper                                                                P          GD     PTS
       big four leagues with a                low cross into the roof        Gianluigi Buffon is still                                       1    Man Utd       28          46     69
                                                                             unsure as to where he will                                      2    Chelsea       27          29     60
                Answers to yesterday’s                                       be playing in the future.                                       3    Liverpool     28          25     53
                  Crossword Puzzle                                             The 29-year-old was                                           4    Arsenal       26          26     49
                                                                             one of the few players                                          5    Bolton        28           1     47
            S   I   T   T   E   R         8     8     P    L   A   T    E    who stayed with the club                                        6    Reading       28           6     43
            C   8   E   8   X    8        A 8         E    8   L   8    N    following their relegation                                      7    Everton       28          11     42
            R E     M   I   T    8        D A W D              L   E    D    to Serie B but has not yet                                      8    Portsmouth    28           7     41
                                                                             made a decision as to           Gianluigi Buffon
            E   8   P   8   E    8        U 8         S    8   O   8    U                                                                    9    Tottenham     28          -4     39
                                                                             whether or not he will stay at the Delle Alpi and has           10   Blackburn     28          -5     37
            E T     E   R   N   A         L     8     8    S   T   I    R                                                                    11   Newcastle     28          -3     36
                                                                             been linked with a move to Internazionale.
            N 8     S   8   D    8        T O         T    8   8   8    E      "There is still uncertainty, I have not made a                12   Middlesbrough 28          -2     35
            8   S   T   Y   E    8        8     8     R    A   G   E    8    choice yet," Buffon said. "I'm discussing with Juve             13   Aston Villa   27          -5     32
                                                                             but the most important thing to think of at present is          14   Fulham        28         -13     32
            C   8   8   8   D   Y         E     8     A    8   R   8    S
                                                                             getting back into Serie A.                                      15   Man City      26         -12     30
            A F     A   R   8    8        L E         N    I   E   N    T      "Is my future at Inter? You can never say never as            16   Sheff Utd     28         -16     30
            V 8     M   8   F    8        D 8         S    8   E   8    U    that would offend Inter. “I’m proud to be a Juve                17   Wigan         28         -15     29
                                                                             player, but in life you know nothing. But for the               18   Charlton      28         -23     23
            I M     A   G   I   N         E 8 M            E   T   E    R
                                                                             supporters a possible move to Inter would not be                19   West Ham      28         -28     20
            L 8     Z   8   S   8         R 8 I            8   E   8    D
                                                                             good as they have told me ‘go wherever you want but             20   Watford       28         -25     19
            S C     E   N   T    8        8     S      T   O   D   G    Y    not to Inter’.”—Internet                                                                             Internet

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            Italian President turns down Prodi’s
                      resignation offer
            ROME, 25 Feb — Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on Saturday turned down Romano Prodi’s
       offer to resign as prime minister and asked him to face a confidence vote in Parliament.
            President Napolitano holding early elections is hope is that the country left coalition will never be
       announced his decision pointless and there is no can be governed in a stable able to find consensus to
       after two days of talks with alternative to sending and credible way, with carry out the reforms the
       parliamentary speakers, Prodi’s government back constructive relations country needs.
       party leaders, whips and to Parliament for a vote of between the majority and        Prodi lost a vote on
       former heads of state to confidence.                  the opposition,” the foreign policy in the
       decide how to resolve the        He said that the President added.               Senate, including the
       crisis.                      confidence vote would be     Napolitano admitted government’s plan to keep
            After meeting with held “very quickly” to that the crisis had been troops in Afghanistan.
       Prodi at the presidential “immediately restabilize “particularly complex and         Local media reported
       palace on Saturday, normal government and difficult” but stressed that that the President was
       Napolitano said most parliamentary activity”.         fresh elections were not willing to give Prodi another
       party leaders agreed that        “My concern and required.                       chance to consolidate his
                                                                 Prodi told reporters grip on power but had
                                                             after his meeting with warned him that he would
                                                             Napolitano that “I will call elections if the
                                                             present      myself     in government is defeated
                                                             Parliament for the again in the Senate.
                                                             confidence vote as soon as              MNA/Xinhua
                                                             possible with the renewed                                                                       WEATHER
                                                             impetus of a coalition
                                                             which is united and                                                                       Sunday, 25 February, 2007
                                                             determined to help the                                                              Summary of observations recorded at 09:30
                                                             country in this difficult
                                                                                                                                          hours MST: During the past 24 hours, weather has
                                                             stage and boost its
                                                                                          Monday, 26 February                             been generally fair in the whole country. Night tem-
                                                             economic recovery”.
                                                                                                                                          peratures were (3°C) to (4°C) below normal in Chin
                                                                 He also thanked the          Tune in today
                                                             President’s support for 8:30 am Brief news                                   State, Mandalay and Magway Divisions, (3°C) to
                                                             him and the centre-left 8:35 am Music:                                       (4°C) above normal in Shan and Rakhine States, upper
                                                                                                -Forever & for                            Sagaing, Bago, Yangon and Taninthayi Divisions and
                                                             coalition.                         always .. Shania
                                                                 Reacting to Napo-              Twain                                     about normal in the remaining areas. The significant
                                                             litano’s        decision, 8:40 am Perspectives                               night temperature wa Haka (3°C).
                                                             conservative opposition 8:45 am Music:                                              Maximum temperature on 24-2-2007 was 102°F.
                                                                                                -It’s got a hold on
                                                             leader and former prime            my heart..Steps                           Minimum temperature on 25-2-2007 was 73°F. Rela-
            Fireworks explode behind the Novodevichy         minister Silvio Berlusconi 8:50 am National news/                            tive humidity at 09:30 hours MST on 25-2-2007 was
        Monastery marking Defender of Fatherland Day         said that the agony will           Slogan                                    63%. Total sunshine hours on 24-2-2007 was (9.4)
              in Moscow on 23 Feb, 2007.—INTERNET            continue and the centre- 9:00 am Music:                                      hours approx.
                                                                                                               -Tell to your heart..
                                                                                                               MLTR                              Rainfall on 25-2-2007 was (nil) at Mingaladon,
                                    8:45 am                         5:45 pm                           9:05 am International
                                     9. Grammar Made Easy           10. Musical programme                                                 Kaba-Aye and Central Yangon. Total rainfall since
                                    4:00 pm                             (The Radio Myan-              9:10 am Music:                      1-1-2007 was (nil) at Mingaladon, Kaba-Aye and
                                     1. Martial song                    mar Modern Music                       -To me you’re              Central Yangon. Maximum wind speed at Yangon
                                    4:15 pm                             Troupe)                                everything..98'            (Kaba-Aye) was (5) mph from West at (16 :15) hours
                                     2. Songs to uphold             5:55pm                            1:30 pm News / Slogan
                                                                                                      1:40 pm Lunch time                  MST on 24-2-2007.
                                        National Spirit             11.R¨P∑y\sMuv^ mn\ma pv\                   music                             Bay inference: Weather is partly cloudy in the
        Monday, 26 February         4:30 pm                                 u \
                                                                        (Apic;_1)                              -Girls I’m gonna           Southwest Bay and generally fair in the Andaman Sea
            View on today            3. Practice in Reading         6:00pm                                     get you.. The
       7:00 am                      4:45 pm                         12. Evening news                           Moffatts                   and elsewhere in the Bay of Bengal.
        1. Recitation of Parittas    4. Musical programme           6:30pm                                     -The colours of                   Forecast valid until evening of 26-2-2007: Rain
           by Missionary            4:55 pm                         13. Weather report                         blue..S Club 7             or thundershowers are likely to be isolated in Kachin
                                                                                                               -Just for
           Sayadaw                   5. Aew;qc\tk˚ql\
                                                    iu              6:35pm                                     you..Peter Andre           State and upper Sagaing Division, weather will be
           U Ottamathra                pvaer;Rup\ mc\qMÂka; 
                                       pvaer;Ru                     14. Al˙R˙amy\l˙kmıawy\                     -Lilac wine..              partly cloudy in Chin and Rakhine States, Taninthayi
       7:25 am                         qc\Kn\;sa                    7:00pm                                     Fixie Brooks               Division and generally fair in the remaining areas.
        2. To be healthy exercise                      asaAT¨ ‘p)
                                       -dutiyN˙s\( mn\masaAT¨;‘p)               O u \ u \ uM ∑
                                                                    15. sk\mTtknmrask\mzn\     O u    9:00 pm Spotlight on the star:
       7:30 am                                                                                                 Blue                       Degree of certainty is (60%).
                                       ( mn\masa)                   7:10pm
        3. Morning news             5:10 pm                         16. Niuc\cM Ka;zat\lm\;t∑´                 -Make it happen                   State of the sea: Seas will be slight to moderate
                                                                                                               -Back to you               in Myanmar waters.
       7:40 am                       6. Dance variety                   {K¥s\v^mcy\påeq;}
                                                                                                               -Best in me, if you
        4. Nice and sweet song      5:20 pm                             (Apuic\;-19)                           come back                         Outlook for subsequent two days: Likelihood
       7:55 am                       7. mn\masa' mn\maska;          8:00 pm                           9:10 pm Article                     of slight increase of night temperatures in the Lower
        5. Song of national         5:30 pm                         17. News                          9:20 pm Drug/ Women                 Myanmar areas.
           races                     8. Song and dances of          18. International news                     Affairs
                                                                                                      9:35 pm Golden Land                        Forecast for Nay Pyi Taw and neighbouring
       8:05 am                          national races.             19. Weather report
        6. Cute little dancers                                                                                 melody / Vocal             areas for 26-2-2007: Generally fair weather.
                                    5:40 pm                         20. Niuc\cM Ka;zat\lm\;t∑´                 gems
       8:15 am                       9. {h∑n;qM}
                                            \                           {tky\qeBak¥ty\}                                                          Forecast for Yangon and neighbouring
                                                                                                               -A thousand
        7. At^;‘pic\p∑´                (EraN˙cya√\Tn;
                                                .\     i \              (Apic;-27)
                                                                            u \                                miles                      areas for 26-2-2007: Fair weather
       8:20 am                               ´∑
                                       r´tp\P>wc\m¥a;)              21. The next day’s                9:45 pm News / Slogan                      Forecast for Mandalay and neighbouring
        8. International news          (dåRuik\ta-qk\tc\)               programme                     10:00 pm PEL                        areas for 26 -2-2007: Generally fair weather.
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      11th Waxing of Taboung 1368 ME                                                                                                            Monday, 26 February, 2007

            Secretary-1 Lt-Gen Thein Sein meets
            with Member of State Council of PRC
            NAY PYI TAW, 25 Feb
       — Secretary-1 of the State
       Peace and Development
       Council of the Union of
       Myanmar Lt-Gen Thein
       Sein held a meeting with
       Member of the State
       Council of the People’s
       Republic of China Mr
       Tang Jiaxuan at the meet-
       ing hall of the State Peace
       and Development Coun-
       cil Office, here, at 4.30
       pm today.
            Also present at the
       meeting were Minister for
       Industry-2 Maj-Gen Saw
       Lwin, Minister for Na-
       tional Planning and Eco-
       nomic Development U
       Soe Tha, Minister for
       Commerce Brig-Gen Tin
       Naing Thein, Minister for      Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council Lt-Gen Thein Sein meets with Mr Tang Jiaxuan, Member of
       Foreign Affairs U Nyan
                                                          State Council of the People’s Republic of China, at the SPDC Office. — MNA
       Win, Minister for Home
       Affairs Maj-Gen Maung         Kyaw Kyaw Win of the      Office, Director-General   fairs, Director-General U Mu.                      tween Myanmar and
       Oo, Deputy Minister for       SPDC Office, Director-    U Kyaw Kyaw of the Pro-    Nyan Lin of the Political     At the meeting, they China and mutual coop-
       Construction U Tint Swe,      General Col Thant Shin    tocol Department of the    Department and Chinese exchanged views on eration.
       Director-General Col          of the Prime Minister’s   Ministry of Foreign Af-    Ambassador Mr Guan friendly relations be-                           MNA

            Lt-Gen Ye Myint attends opening of Fifth ICT Week
             YANGON, 25 Feb — Member of the State Peace Mandalay Division Computer Professionals Associa-                 Division PDC Chairman Central Command Com-
       and Development Council Lt-Gen Ye Myint of the tion and Computer Industrialists Association, at City               mander Maj-Gen Khin Zaw, MCDC Chairman Mayor
       Ministry of Defence on 23 February morning attended Hall-1 of Mandalay City Development Committee.                 of Mandalay Brig-Gen Phone Zaw Han, departmental
       the opening of the Fifth ICT Week, organized by           Also present on the occasion were Mandalay               officials, the chairman and members of Mandalay
                                                                                                                          Division CPA and guests. Altogether 56 booths are
                                                                                                                          kept open at the ICT Week, which continues tomor-
                                                                                                                                 Lt-Gen Ye Myint and party inspected the
                                                                                                                          extension of the rim of Taungthaman lake in
                                                                                                                          Amarapura Township and cultivation of 159 acres
                                                                                                                          of summer paddy. They also looked into a thriving
                                                                                                                          six-acre paddy plantation in Pyigyidagun Township
                                                                                                                          and paddy plantations in Yekan village-tract in
                                                                                                                          Amarapura Township. Lt-Gen Ye Myint and party
                                                                                                                          visited Mandalay Tawwin Industrial Co Ltd in
                                                                                                                          Pyigyidagun Township. Afterwards, Lt-Gen Ye
                                                                                                                          Myint met industrialists from Mandalay Industrial
                                                                                                                          Zone at the company.
                                                                                                                                 Officials reported on production process and Lt-
                                                                                                                          Gen Ye Myint stressed the need for boosting produc-
                                                                                                                          tion of dynamos, motors and machines for crushing
                                                                                                                          physic nut, production of import-substitute items and
                                                                                                                          selling of products at reasonable prices.
                                                                                                                                 Later, Lt-Gen Ye Myint and party inspected tarring
            Lt-Gen Ye Myint of Ministry of Defence inspects production machine parts at Mandalay                          of a six-lane road at Kanaungminthagyi and Taguntaing
                             Tawwin Industrial Co Ltd in Pyigyidagun. — MNA                                               road section and paddy plantations. —MNA

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